We run to help people and projects in Colchester

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From hanging curtains for Mr H because he can't manage it on his own, to shovelling a tonne of compost for the Food Growers Group so they can grow vegetables - every GoodGym run is different.

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we're running to help all over Colchester

1,652 Good deeds

72 Coach runs

6 Mission runs

From Abbey Field to Castle Park we run the streets helping those most in need. We’re always up for welcoming new runners, so if you’re in the area come and join in.

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The Colchester Taskforce

The Taskforce supports the operation of GoodGym in Colchester. They manage social media accounts, support on runs, find tasks, support new runners and organise additional events.

January Challege



out of 95
Good Deeds done

out of 850
kms run

Colchester has set a target of 95 good deeds and 850kms run in January - let's make it happen!

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Before GoodGym I always lost motivation to stick at running or the gym but now I run two or three times a week.

Hazel, GoodGym Runner

Running with Goodgym is great because I get fit, do good and get to hang with a load of awesome people.

Mark, GoodGym Runner

GoodGym combines doing good with running, which helps me forget I'm even exercising. It's great!

Judy, GoodGym Runner


New to running?

Many people who don't run, are worried about running or haven't run for ages start running with GoodGym every week on our group runs.

If you can run for 15 minutes without stopping then you're fit enough to join us on a group run - no one gets left behind.

If you're still working up to that you can sign up to help older people on one-off tasks or a regular visit.

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Financial Times

The World's most innovative Aging projects.

The Guardian

GoodGym offers an imaginative alternative to conventional gyms, tapping into the human potential of local communities.

The Independent

Why burn energy in the gym when you could harness that effort to spruce up public spaces, or visit lonely pensioners?

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